Matt and Ashly’s Maternity Session

It was great to get some humans subjects back in front of my lens.  Matt and I run Photos By Jarrett as a two shooter photography business.  The winters in Illinois are so crappy I enjoy chasing eagles, owls and other wildlife, but spring summer and fall we love to help people capture their special memories.

Matt and Ashly are expecting the birth of their daughter in early May.  When they asked me to photograph their maternity session, of course I said yes!


I am always wound up the night before a shoot, nervous but excited.  Yesterdays session had extra pressure on it.  I have worked with Matt and Ashly in the past shooting their engagement photos.  Sometimes Matt and I see things differently.  I have an older more traditional eye, and he has the modern eye.  That works great when we are  doing two shooter session, best of both worlds.  I think some of the younger eyes and techniques have finally rubbed off on me.

I will say that all three of us were on the same page and this session went extremely smooth and no hurt or bruised feelings!


It was sunny and 50, but there was still ice and snow on the ground.  The couple were real troupers, and never complained once.

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Knowing Matt and Ashly and the other grandparents as well as I do, this is going to be one special little princess and spoiled rotten 🙂  Not to mention very well documented.


Wish both of you all the best in your upcoming adventure of being parents!  You will do great!

Love you and thanks for allowing me to help capture and share your memories!


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